Application period for SFY 25 funding opens January 15, 2024 - Applications due by 12pm on February 29, 2024

House Bill 23 of the 135th Ohio General Assembly allocated $5,000,000 in each fiscal year (2024, 2025) to be used by Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPO) to conduct a rural transportation planning grant program.  This increased from $2.6 million per year in the previous budget. See the chart below for each RTPO’s budget amount per year.

STBG Program Highlights

  • Any phase of construction is eligible.
  • Project must be located in one of our RTPO member counties which include:  Adams, Brown, Fayette, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, rural portion of Lawrence (not covered by KYOVA), Pike, Ross, Scioto, and Vinton.
  • Project must be listed in the OVRDC 2045 Comprehensive Transportation Plan (Appendix B). If you have a project that is not included in the plan, please contact to discuss getting the project added in future updates.
  • Funding will be on a re-imbursement basis.
  • 10% local match will be required.
  • Maximum award amount is $200,000 for preliminary engineering and $500,000 for other phases of construction.
  • Please make sure the engineer’s estimate accounts for inflation.
  • Please be aware…this funding will come through ODOT and will need to go through the Let process.  This can potentially add cost to your project, so make sure you are familiar with this process:
  • For more information on the Let process, visit

Applications must be received by 12:00 PM on February 29, 2024. 

Applications may be submitted by email to or delivered to: 

Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission c/o Stephanie Gilbert, 73 Progress Drive, Waverly, OH  45690

Emailed submittals are not considered received until a confirmation email is received.  Late applications will not be accepted.

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